Masterpiece and PBS announced a second season for “Mr. Selfridge,” starring Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s department store. The first season garnered great success in the U.S. ratings, and the show was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.
The cast also features Frances O’Connor as Harry Selfridge’s wife, Rose, Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, Katherine Kelly as Lady Mae, Grégory Fitoussi as Henri Leclair, Trystan Gravelle as Victor Colleano, Amanda Abbington as Miss Mardle, Tom Goodman-Hill as Roger Grove, and Ron Cook as Mr. Crabb. Joining the cast this season are Polly Walker (“John Carter”), Cal Macaninch (“Warriors,” “Wild at Heart”) as Mr Thackeray and Aidan McArdle (“Jane Eyre,” “Einstein’s Big Idea”). Currently filming in the UK, the second season picks up the story in 1914, as the store celebrates its fifth anniversary in business. However, with World War I looming, the lives of everyone at Selfridge’s will surely be affected.